Amelia was not an average 12 year old. She was abandoned at birth in 1876 in the city of London. Sent to an orphanage which was owned by a fairly rich man, this fairly rich man happened not to like children. In fact, some might say he hated them. In particularly he hated Amelia. Amelia never quite understood this, she had never done anything wrong to Mr Hopper and quite frankly had never done anything wrong to anyone. One day Mr Hopper pulls Amelia out of her English lesson and tells her something which destroys her... That's when Amelia leaves, she runs away and will not return until she finds what she's looking for.